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2016 Bears Defense Could Make Buddy Proud

| July 1st, 2016

CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 1: Pernell McPhee #92 of the Chicago Bears celebrates after a sack during a game against the Minnesota Vikings at Soldier Field on November 1, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. The Vikings defeated the Bears 23-20. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

“QB’s are over-paid, over-rated, pompous bastards and must be punished.”-Buddy Ryan.

For the first time in a number of years, the Bears have a chance to have the kind of defense that would make Buddy Ryan proud. They finally have a number of players who can, and should, get to the quarterback.

The Bears’ sack totals since they stopped running Ryan’s defense are a bit depressing. They’ve finished last in the league in sacks more than they’ve finished first and haven’t topped 50 sacks in a season since 1987. This year, however, they have a legitimate chance to top that mark and punish opposing quarterbacks.

The 2015 Bears pass rush was never really at full strength.

Pernell McPhee was borderline dominant before his knee injury. According to the team’s official statistics, he had 16 pressures and five sacks in their first eight games before being sidelined against St. Louis in November. McPhee was a shell of himself in the second half of the season, picking up nine hurries and one sack, while missing two games.

Coincidentally, when McPhee slowed down, Willie Young took off. Since the first game McPhee missed, Young had 18 hurries and 5 1/2 sacks after having just three pressures and one sack in the team’s first eight games. Lamarr Houston also had 5 of his 8 sacks and 8 of his 13 pressures in that time span.

If the Bears can get all three of them healthy at the same time, they should be able to attack the quarterback. Add in ninth-overall pick Leonard Floyd and their pass rush could be among the 10 best in the league this season.

Floyd might not immediately put up big sack statistics but his ability to drop in coverage and move around the defense should be able to allow the Bears to be more creative. He also offers something the other three don’t: speed off the edge. Just having another capable body (no offense to Sam Acho) will allow everyone to stay fresh.

One of the biggest keys to a great pass rush is the ability to rush up the middle – something that could be a strength of the team this year. With the addition of Floyd, the Bears should be abel to use McPhee in the middle of the defense, like Baltimore often did, with two of the others outside. Or, they could use a pass-rush package with all four players in long-distance situations.

McPhee isn’t alone in terms of players who can rush up the middle. Eddie Goldman was a pleasant surprise, finishing third on the team with 19 pressures in addition to 4.5 sacks. He said he plans on playing at 325 pounds this year after showing up at 340 last year. Rookie Jonathan Bullard should also give the team some juice up the middle after a productive senior season at Florida and an impressive showing at the combine.

“A great pass rush is simply a relentless desire to get to the QB.” -Buddy Ryan

Until Floyd develops, McPhee is the key to the Bears’ defense. You could just see Ryan loving him, couldn’t you? The guy who claimed he blocked a field goal last year simply because he felt disrespected. He聽took whatever path he could to get to the quarterback and kept coming until he got there. He is the face of what the Bears have built on defense with John Fox and Vic Fangio.

They have dogs.

Guys who fight.

Guys who play angry.

While they can’t do it quite like Buddy did, for the first time in a long time, the Bears have more than a couple of guys who can beat blockers and get to the quarterback. They have athletic guys and strong guys. They have players with a history of getting to the quarterback and players with the potential to be great at it.

For the first time in a long time, they have the potential to punish those pompous, arrogant bastards they see every week. They have the potential to make Buddy Ryan proud.

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  • 505 Bears

    Yeeeeah, Buddy!!

  • Swing Tackle of Destiny
    • 505 Bears

      Holy hell?! There’s a video for that song?! Glorious way to start a Friday before the long weekend….haha

    • Sactowns#1

      That’s got to be in the top 10 for one hit wonders. Blog Poll- greatest one hit wonder of all time?

      • Swing Tackle of Destiny
        • Sactowns#1

          Youre trippin if you think MC Hammer was a one hit wonder. Let’s get it started was my first LP purchase. Cant touch this, Pray, Too Legit to Quit, etc. Plus being a big Oakland A’s fan he’s got a spot in all of our hearts.

        • Irish Sweetness

          Gary Fucking Numan?? He was never out of the charts when I was a kid!

          Do Bow Wow Wow count? “I Want Candy” She was horny in that. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aMICD3aMZpw

          Men with out hats kind of qualify, they didn’t see the charts again for five years, reaching #20 with the follow up to this.
          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AjPau5QYtYs

      • EnderWiggin

        4) Earth Angel (Penguins).
        3) Rapper’s Delight(SHG)
        2) Just a Friend(Biz Markie)
        1) Steal My Sunshine (Len)

        There is a shitton more though.

        • MB30SD

          I take exception with calling the Biz a one-hit-wonder! Blasphemy!

          • EnderWiggin

            lol, I couldn’t name another =/

          • MB30SD

            cause you weren’t haaaardt.

        • Cormonster

          Fuck, I should have read down before posting.

      • EnderWiggin

        Did Little Anthony sing anything besides ‘Tears on My Pillow’?

      • MB30SD

        Come on Aileen

        • Sactowns#1

          Yeah. Hurt So Bad was a pretty popular one along with a few others. But time seems to only remember a couple of his tunes.

          • MB30SD

            funky cold medina?

        • Sactowns#1

          Yeah I don’t think Dexies Midnight Runners had any other hits.

        • Sactowns#1

          If we are going 80’s I have to throw in M. I loved that song and still dig it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Avvh5H-EPWU

          • MB30SD

            Good one.

            I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention:

            * take on me by aha
            * Sea of Love by the honeydrippers (and robert fucking plant) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sd8WUJ9uT3o

            Blinding me with science – that one’s a shout out to crazy trac… not normal trac. RIP normal trac

          • Sactowns#1

            Are they Canadian? Because they sucked all the soul right out of that song and left a sad, withered corpse.

          • MB30SD

            which one?!

          • CanadaBear

            HEY! Just because those Brits stole the songs, tried to claim they wrote them, tried to screw numerous people out of royalties and did a really shitty job on the songs, don’t blame Canada for that shit!

          • Swing Tackle of Destiny

            I’ve decided I want to move to Vancouver. How do I get citizenship?

          • CanadaBear

            Not sure what you do for a living but that would be the easiest way. If you could find a company in Vancouver that is hot to hire you, they would sponsor you and it’s a slam dunk. Goes really quickly in that scenario (2-3 months). Don’t think you can claim refugee status. You could always marry a Canadian and come in under the spousal program (that’s what I did). All of this will only get you permanent resident status. After being a permanent resident for a few years you can apply for citizenship (again, that’s what I did). There are no tests for permanent resident status. There is a civics test for citizenship unless you are 55 or older then there is no test (again, that was me). You’d better have a good income to live in Vancouver. Super expensive housing. Beautiful city. It’s getting so crazy that people that only have to go to the office once or twice/week are moving to Vancouver Island and commuting by ferry, seaplane or helicopter. Because of this housing in Victoria (on the Island) is going up fast. I live about 2 hours from Victoria and housing is going up but not like in Victoria.

          • Swing Tackle of Destiny

            WHat would happen if I incorporated a company in Canada and then hired myself?

          • Swing Tackle of Destiny
          • CanadaBear

            Whoa! Seriously? Good on ya! Depending on your requirements it’s much cheaper on the Island with the same if not better weather, tons of water access and views. I’ve got a killer view about 500 feet up on a bluff overlooking the Strait of Georgia. 2 years ago it cost $360k.

            If you have to be on the mainland make sure the property is accessible with a car without using the Ferry.

            Let me know if you want that contact info for the consultant. If you can swing it, Canada is a great place to live, esp the West Coast.

          • Sactowns#1

            For that price just get a place in Lake Tahoe. Unbeatable location.

          • Swing Tackle of Destiny

            That’s Canadian dollars.

          • Irish Sweetness

            I’ll be your butler. In a few years the twins will be able to pole dance.

          • CanadaBear

            You’re a very bad man Irish!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

          • CanadaBear

            I have no idea. I used an immigration consultant when I came up. He was based in Calgary and was the boss at Canada Immigration in Calgary when he decided to go into the private sector. If you’re serious, I’d be happy to give you his name and contact info. Really good guy and knows his stuff.

          • Irish Sweetness

            You would then have to think of how you would hire me and my missus and then move us, plus the twins, into your basement … for our silence.

          • AlbertInTucson

            And what are you folks paying for gasoline these days?

          • CanadaBear

            Lots. 113.9/liter but if you collect points you can get it about 10-12 cents/liter cheaper than that.

          • AlbertInTucson

            I work with an expatriate Canadian (and a good guy, BTW). He says he doubts he could afford to return there to live.

          • CanadaBear

            Gotta factor in what you pay for medical insurance for sure. Gas, tobacco and alcohol all cost more due to taxes. Also, the federal tax rate is higher. The flip side is health care is free up to a point and you won’t go broke at the end of your life paying for exorbitant medical treatment. If my brother-in-law can be a bike bum/ski bum and still manages to live a good life, I’m guessing your friend could manage. Maybe not in the style in which he’s accustomed but still could manage.

          • Irish Sweetness

            Is there a market for teaching English to immigrants there, C-Bear?

          • CanadaBear

            Absolutely. I’m not sure if that would get you into the country but Canada would have a negative population growth if not for immigrants. If you’re serious about it, Canada is a great place to live. Although coming from Thailand, you’d better stay on the West Coast or you might freeze your Twinkie off in the winter.

          • Irish Sweetness

            Can I live in your basement? The missus will send up the Thai food. It might seem like hundreds of her relatives are living down there but that’ll be all the weed you’ll be smoking.

          • Sactowns#1

            Haha. I was thinking more of people like Celine Dion and Michael Buble, who take existing tunes, wring every ounce of spirit and soul out of then and then regurgitate it onto an album.

          • CanadaBear

            A-fuckin’-men!

          • Irish Sweetness

            Michael Bolton was the king of that.

          • CanadaBear

            My Ex loved him. That was almost grounds for divorce.

          • CanadaBear
        • Cormonster

          That was my second choice at Biz.

      • Cormonster

        Biz Markie – Just a Friend

        It’s also one of the greatest music videos ever, at least of the 80’s.

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9aofoBrFNdg

      • willbest
      • SC Dave

        So this…

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=izQB2-Kmiic

        The old-timers KNOW this is true.

        • Bobby Douglass

          I love this whole thread, right here. Thanks all.

      • Doc Nitty

        https://youtu.be/P5mtclwloEQ

        …Just so I can say I contributed

    • CanadaBear

      Here’s one of the worst one-hit wonders.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnzHtm1jhL4

  • Big Mike

    馃檪

  • AlbertInTucson

    July, a time to dream.

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  • Bears-4-Ever

    Need a good secondary to back them up as well…what’s our status there?

    • Huge Bear’s Penis

      it’s the greatest ever, we have that one guy, and that other guy, and don’t forget that other guy in the back.

      • Bears-4-Ever

        Cool! Thanks for clearing that up. 馃槢

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qTRAHv9FELo

        • Huge Bear’s Penis

          i’m just glad our secondary does not have any guys named Wright or Conte!

          • MB30SD

            god damn you!!!

          • Huge Bear’s Penis

            Archuleta….

          • MB30SD

            i hate you

  • CanadaBear

    Repost from last thread.

    I hope this info is correct. it’s from the guys that JW used to work with on another blog. I’d watch these three games for sure!!!!!!!!!

    The NFL will upload three full Chicago Bears games on to You Tube in the near future. Those games are:

    Super Bowl XX – Bears vs. Patriots (39% of the vote) Bears win their 9th championship and first Super Bowl.

    2006 Week #6 – Bears vs. Cardinals (28%) Bears’ comeback to win Monday Night Football thanks to great individual performances by Brian Urlacher and Devin Hester.

    1985 Week #11 – Bears vs. Cowboys (16%) My all time favorite Bears game… Bears destroy Dallas 44-0 and prove to the football world that they are the new sheriffs in town.

    • http://www.dabearsbeat.com/ Johnathan Wood

      It is indeed correct. NFL experimenting with uploading some classic games on YouTube. 3 for each team. They had a vote for each and those 3 won.

      • CanadaBear

        Great news. I know there are a few hours I’ll never get back, happily!!!!!!!

        • SC Dave

          SO this. Especially that Cowboys game.

    • AlbertInTucson

      I have the Cowboy game and SB XX on DVD.

      • Huge Bear’s Penis

        is that a complete set?

        • AlbertInTucson

          No, it is not.

          9 Regular season gamse, both playoff games and SB20.

          Regular Season Games:

          Tampa, @ Minn(McMahon to the Rescue)., Washington (Theisman’s shanked punt, McMahon TD reception), @Tampa, @SF (Fridge’s first carry), Packers (Monday night Fridge’s first TD and Gifford, Namath & O.J. “Git low, Cumby” in the MNF booth,@Dallas (44-0), and, @Miami, @Detroit (Marshall puts Joe Ferguson’s lights out.)

          Some of the quality is iffy in spots because of original source material.

          • Huge Bear’s Penis

            I have all the games on DVD, including playoffs, local and national interviews, most of the commercials that the players, Super Bowl Shuffle. quality is iffy in spots also. there might even be a couple preseason games

  • MB30SD
    • Swing Tackle of Destiny

      I heard Sac played with The Donald in his foursome at the Trump Classic.

      It was played at Augusta right? The place they don’t allow Jews into.

      • MB30SD

        Antisemites!

        • Swing Tackle of Destiny

          I have to watch what I type. the drone over my house is recording my keystrokes using vibration tech.

          • MB30SD

            I hate that

    • CanadaBear

      Have you seen some of the video from Trump rallies? They were showing some super drunk idiots that were about a half step away from skinheads. Scary shit.

      • MB30SD

        nah, I stay away from those things… depressing.

        • CanadaBear

          Really depressing. They were wrapped up in stars in stripes clothing and threatening every person that didn’t look like them (read non-white).

          • MB30SD

            ignorant assholes

          • willbest

            And yet its the other side that is committing all the felonies.

          • SC Dave

            This. So fucking this.

            The only hope for a civil society is the rule of law. Something that Obama and Clinton(s) simply ignore.

      • Sactowns#1

        Is he holding a .50 cal and wearing a WWE style belt? Dear lord.

        • CanadaBear

          Didn’t see that one.

      • SC Dave

        One can cherry pick anything. And, do you *really* believe videos still? Didn’t that fraud all those years ago with the “bombing” in Beirut teach you that no lie is too big for the liberal media?

      • 7source7

        Those were the super drunk liberals sent to disrupt the rally so tools like you could point them out as representative of the conservatives.

        • willbest

          Maybe, maybe not. But trusting anything without context these days demonstrates either profound naivety or an adherence to orthodoxy.

        • CanadaBear

          Sure.

  • Swing Tackle of Destiny
    • Sactowns#1

      In related news Neil Degrass Tyson said “The sun is hot”

      • MB30SD

        Loves me some NDT… dude is SOOO smart. I mean, the sun… is indeed hot!

    • SC Dave

      How horrible. I go in there and get some ad about Budweiser and “America”. Asshole Belgians.

  • MB30SD
  • Swing Tackle of Destiny

    Pippen knows how to hand the foot longs out to the ladies

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ZAfyq5u18s

  • Swing Tackle of Destiny

    Bumper sticker seen on Ike

    Ladies: honk if you have been with Bill Clinton

    And so it begins again…

  • You’re about to get Jericho’d

    Happy 4th of July my fellow Bears bloggers. I’ll be swimming and drilling awesome homemade tiki drinks all weekend just like our forefathers would have wanted.

    oh….and the preseason is fucking over boys, murder season is about to begin. July and August murders numbers while always impressive are about to fucking skyrocket with the our new throwback 90’s Chicago violence. The articles about why it happens are amusing. These young writers try so hard to flip, turn, twist, plead, explain……
    This article says it all: http://www.theonion.com/article/man-blames-hangover-on-everything-but-how-much-he–100

    • willbest

      Sort of surprised Chicago hasn’t kicked a couple neighborhoods out of the city to fudge their crime stats. I lived in the city proper for over a decade, and when people ask me about the crime I always tell them that 85% of the violent crime is confined to a handful of neighborhoods. As long as you don’t go there its basically as safe as any suburb.

      • You’re about to get Jericho’d

        Yeah sorry man, it’s now two huge jess simpson handfuls now. When you dont go to the doctor cancer tends to spread.
        Or in this case, if your doctor went to the university of san juan online med school your cancer will spread.

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  • beninnorcal

    Not sure if it’s already been mentioned here, but has anyone had a chance to see the new Amazon series centered around the ’15 Cards. Pretty good tv. Similar to Hard Knocks, of course, but also different, because we already know what happenned. Different in other ways too. Worth checking out if you’re a Prime member.

  • willbest

    The victims of the Aurora shooting lost their civil suit against Cinemark who then filed for 700k in costs recovery. This is being deemed poor form even if they have a legal right to that money, because those people have “suffered enough”.

    Of course those people were dazzled with multi-million dollar pay days decided on that course of action. And as the article notes, about half of them had settled with Cinemark meaning the company was perfectly willing to compromise, so the ones that continued on to verdict were committed to gambling on this fate. Further, as the article noted, they promised to appeal the verdict signaling that they do not in fact feel they are ready to let sleeping dogs lie.

    Really this could have been a teachable moment on the perils of driving an emotional narrative with shoddy legal support through the judicial system, which does a passable job at boiling things down to the facts and law in most instances. But no, the narrative has to be to double down on the same emotional response that gave rise to the lawsuit in the first place.

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/columnists/ct-rosenthal-cinemark-aurora-shooting-lawsuit-0703-biz-20160701-column.html

    • Bender McLugh

      the spirit of the lawsuit was not a money-grab, as you seem to claim here.

      • willbest

        Of course it was. You apparently don’t understand the purpose of a lawsuit. It is to redress a wrong that has already happened. Not to prescribe a new course of action going forward. They argued that Cinemark had a duty to provide them with X, it breached its duty to provide X, and that caused them to have injury I, for which they should be made whole

        • Sactowns#1

          Maybe, just maybe, people were generally hurt when their family members were gunned down and they now seek some form of recompense.

          • willbest

            Cinemark didn’t do anything wrong, and that was apparent based on the facts from the police report. They just happened to be the closest person with money to the situation and were targeted because Holmes is broke. It is beneficial for society if the closest person with money in any situation isn’t automatically targeted every time somebody gets hurt.

        • Bender McLugh

          so, NOT a money grab, but to seek retribution for a wrong. Am I missing something?

          • willbest

            The part where the movie theater didn’t do anything wrong.

          • Bender McLugh

            that’s not the point at all and you are not qualified to decide that kind sir. That’s up to the courts.

          • willbest

            You seem to be under the impression that I don’t have a dozen years of practicing law under my belt.

            I am pretty comfortable asserting that their legal theory was novel (experimental) and that when you engage in experimental litigation it has a pretty high rate of failure. That the natural consequence of losing is that you end up on the hook for the other sides non-attorney litigation expenses and sometimes when your theory is really experimental you have to pay for their attorneys too.

            And the court did, as expected, find Cinemark not responsible. I don’t know if it was the Holmes case but somebody tried suing the store where one of these whackjobs purchased the ammo and they ended up being put on the hook for $200,000 in defense related expenses.

          • Bender McLugh

            I’m bored….

  • Joecashflow

    We have a new QB.

    • EnderWiggin

      http://bearswire.usatoday.com/2016/07/01/bears-sneakily-claim-young-quarterback-after-saints-mistake/

      He’s worked with Loggains and Jeffery, but I think this is just Pace getting in the way of an NFC team’s (Saints)plan. He’ll probably be released sometime between now and preseason.

      • EnderWiggin

        Uh, ‘a’ or ‘an’ in front of the letter N?

        • willbest

          Its how the word phonetically sounds. So an N (En) or an F (eff) but a One (won), or a University (you).

          A word like herb will carry a different article depending on where in the world you are.

  • Huge Bear’s Penis

    I think Canada posted about this earlier in the thread but here is the list of the games the NFL is posting to YouTube

    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000672345/article/nfl-reveals-youtube-upload-game-winners

    there are a total of 5 Bears games – 3 wins and 2 losses

    losses :
    1985 Week #13 — Dolphins vs. Bears (31%)
    Super Bowl XLI — Colts vs. Bears (15%)

    wins:
    Super Bowl XX — Bears vs. Patriots (39%)
    2006 Week #6 — Bears vs. Cardinals (28%)
    1985 Week #11 – Bears vs. Cowboys (16%)

    • CanadaBear

      I didn’t post the two losses. Not gonna watch those.

      • Huge Bear’s Penis

        got to accept the pain with the glory. it’s been over a decade for those losses, so it should not be as painful.

        • MB30SD

          Especially with the big shit samich that was the end of lovie’s tenure and the joke that came after it.

          Fuck, feels like we’re Cleveland sometimes. Sigh. Thank god we had 85 and most of 06

  • Swing Tackle of Destiny
    • MB30SD

      Not bad!

    • Bender McLugh

      purrrrty

  • EnderWiggin
    • willbest

      Fitz isn’t under contract that I am aware of the. Last I heard Fitzy wants 1-year $12 mil, and the Jets want to do 3-year $21 mil. Its probably going to end up being something like 2-year $31 million with $1 million salary and $10 million signing bonus this year and $20 mil next year.

      Anyway other than Foles and RG3 who are sort of out in no mans land, everybody else is either $17 mil+ or on rookie deals.

    • http://www.dabearsbeat.com/ Johnathan Wood

      Cutler, Stafford, and Romo are grouped with Cousins, Tannehill, Kaepernick, Osweiler, and Bradford. Those guys are underpaid.

      • willbest

        Romo is an injury risk. Stafford just lost megatron, and cutler opted for higher guarantees in exchange for lower salary.

        • That Guy

          Say whatever you want about Emery, that Cutler contract was an excellent piece of negotiating.

          • CanadaBear

            That first year of the contract when he was the highest paid QB was fun for the Chicago journalists. Even that year, you could tell it was at least a fair contract if Cutler didn’t bomb out.

  • You’re about to get Jericho’d

    Gp you got me thinking project car now goddamnit. I told myself never a 924. https://www.cargurus.com/Cars/l-Used-Porsche-924-d953?sourceContext=criteo&showListingId=118029927#listing=118029927

    • Swing Tackle of Destiny

      THe best sub $20k Porsche

      https://www.cars.com/vehicledetail/detail/670131466/overview/

      This is not perfect. But this is 15m of looking.
      2000-2003 996
      Sub-100k miles
      Manual
      Coupe
      Something decent like silver color

      Then you need to pull the IMS Bearing and have a mechanic swap it with a ceramic one:
      http://thegarage.jalopnik.com/how-to-own-a-ridiculously-cheap-and-reliable-porsche-91-1668638286

      You transport that one from Texas, and get the work done, you will be under $20k by a ways and have 300bhp and you check the service record and all the sheets to see every oil change on it and if it’s had a pump swap.

      That’s the sub 20k 911 that anyone would be willing to drive.

      • You’re about to get Jericho’d

        What a boner inducing frame the 911 has. Arguably the most iconic look to any car ever made. For me the absence of flashy chrome and kind of a traditional style is classier. Some.of the newer ones are a little over the top. This type feels like it could be a daily driver without shame.

        • Swing Tackle of Destiny

          If you want old old school and a project car, $12k will win you this auction that ends tomorrow

          http://bringatrailer.com/listing/69-porsche-912/

          A ’69 912.
          Get it freighted back: $750

          But it will fit in the back of most garages and let you pull your DD in.
          Then you you need to set to work on that 1600cc. You get a 1720 head kit, but I would probably start over. I’d have it disassembled and painted Bears orange with a clearcoat layer. Put the Bears logo on the doors. Cost: $5-6k.

          Swap the upholstery on the seats, put a Momo on it, pull the gas tank and swap it. Another $5k. Sp now you are in for $25k, but if you get a full swap for a 356 Solex like this one:
          http://www.ebay.com/itm/Porsche-912-engine-1965-rebuilt-complete-turn-key-motor-Big-Bore-solex-356-/170775353568

          Now you are in for $35k, but you have a 912 with 150bhp motor from a 911, it’s Clearcoat orange with a Bears logo and has new seats and a Momo. People will regularly approach you and offer you $60-70k on the spot for it. A Singer version of the same car is $300k. Literally, ANY time your wife griefs you for having it, you can sell it THAT week for twice what you put into it.

          • You’re about to get Jericho’d

            I love it when a plan comes together.

          • You’re about to get Jericho’d

            holy fuckballs, you were not kidding about what a fully restored 912 would go for.

          • Swing Tackle of Destiny

            you want a project for the wife that you can say:

            “every dollar I put in, I get 2 to 3 back”

            Few car projects meet that. Very few.

          • You’re about to get Jericho’d

            Wife not a fan of the project but ok with the 1999-2003 idea with IMS and pump repairs.
            Progress…..

      • Sactowns#1

        Why not just get the convertible? Price isn’t that different.

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  • Irish Sweetness

    Is Cutty’s absence from positions 11-100 on NFL.COM’s top players indicative of his complete omission from the top 100 … or that his coming out party is about to begin? What say ye?

    • CanadaBear

      Not in the top 100. He certainly is better than some of the guys in the top 100 but with his reputation (mostly undeserved) he’s always going to get kicked in the nuts. Back when he first arrived in Chicago he was immature and treated the press disdainfully. The Chicago press was only too happy to return the favor along with the national media. It will never change unless he wins a SB.

      • beninnorcal

        And I really could give a rat’s ass what they think. It would be funny, if he threw 30 TD’s this year and 4000 yds, if those same media members were then forced to slob his knob. Certainly possible and potentially hilarious.

        • CanadaBear

          The Chicago “journalists” would just write it off as a lucky year and continue with their diatribes. It’s not exactly a coincidence that all the biggest hacks in Chicago use that tactic.

          To be honest, I’m with ya about the Chicago media and these lists but we read them because there is nothing else, dammit! I would have no idea how to rate Cutler. I certainly like him more since he’s grown up and stopped acting like a churlish boor to the media. Also, he’s grown up on the field too. I don’t think he would throw 4 picks to Hall these days out of stubbornness. If he doesn’t regress with the TO’s this year, I think he will be pretty good.

          • Irish Sweetness

            30. Drew Brees.
            35. Andy Dalton
            46. Philip Rivers
            47. Eli
            56. Blake Bortles
            81. Alex Smith
            85. Kirk Cousins
            92. Andrew Luck
            100. Derek Carr

            Andrew Luck 15-12 QBR 74 ???

          • CanadaBear

            Not disagreeing with ya!

          • Sactowns#1

            Andrew Luck ranked lower than Alex Smith? I want what theyre smoking and so does Doc.

    • BearDown100393

      He’s not losing any sleep over this.

  • AlbertInTucson

    Happy 4th Of JULY! Fly the Flag!

    • Swing Tackle of Destiny
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  • AlbertInTucson

    My generation’s “Lois Lane”, Noel Neill, passed away today. Had no idea she live here in Tucson.

  • Bender McLugh

    Great article, and I have to agree the possibility is there with the talent level everywhere except the secondary. As others have said, get to the QB and the secondary doesn’t need to be great.

    What I’m most looking forward to is the first BOOM hit from the LB’s that announces to the league “THE MIDDLE IS NO LONGER YOURS WHEN YOU PLAY DA BEARS.”

    • Irish Sweetness

      I’m going to give it a couple of years before we say there’s no talent in the secondary – HJQ and Amos were rooks, and they weren’t terrible. It was a baptism of fire, but they will surely improve, and there’s the guys we drafted. Bryce has upside.

      If POX wanted to ensure we give that secondary all the help they could, then trading for Mo Wilkerson would have made people sit up and take notice. We were seedless in that area.

      • Bender McLugh

        yeah I didn’t mean to imply no talent in the secondary, but that it’s the most unproven. I still like our few guys we have but they all need to take a step up this year, and having that D-line & LB’s perform in front of them will be a uuuge benefit to that end

  • Scharfinator

    Jeff! Are you kidding in your tweet, or were you serious about how hard it would be to move a multimillion dollar event with people travelling to it from all over the globe to a specifically constructed venue?

    • SC Dave

      Something inexplicable in a tweet? Why, what a shocker!

      • Scharfinator

        I mean, I wanted to give him the benefit of the doubt with asking if he was joking.

        I suppose he could have been enjoying some July 5th libations as well.

        • Johnnywad

          Cinco de Julio

    • AlbertInTucson

      No big deal.

      Years of planning and (admittedly, piss-poor) development.

      I’m SURE they could just up and move it in less than a month!

      SMH.

      • CanadaBear

        All the people traveling there from all over the world would just magically re-book all their travel plans, along with all the participating athletes and staff. What could go wrong? Who would ever guess that a selection process so crooked it would make a bank robber blush, would go so wrong?

  • Irish Sweetness

    Anyone catch FBI Director Comey addressing the nation?

    As soon as the words “we are being unusually transparent on this matter” you knew the bullshit was coming thick and heavy.

    “We read every email and checked everything out. Yes, she was grossly negligent with top secret emails, but we found no evidence that hostile agents hacked her emails because they didn’t leave a calling card saying they’d done so. However, as she is a Bilderberger and a key member of the New World Order, we are going to recommend that no legal action be brought against her whatsoever, even though we’ve just told you she’s guilty as hell, people have gone to jail for less, and this is really none of our business anyway as we are not prosecutors.”

    I didn’t mean to kill him your honor!
    Case dismissed!

    Of course the President isn’t allowed to have a personal phone anyway … but if your POTUS isn’t even able to use the company email system …?

    • willbest

      They were pretty transparent. They admitted she violated the law and should be in jail. But you know laws are for little people. Going to have to try out the Hillary Clinton Defense next time I get pulled over. “I am sorry officer, I know I was grossly negligent, but I didn’t intend to run that red light. And there is no evidence that anybody was injured by my action, so you really can’t give me a citation for it.”

      • SC Dave

        The extent of Democratic Party corruption seems unbounded.

        Not that most of their voters care.

        But could you please nominate a yellow dog instead?

    • Swing Tackle of Destiny

      Did you notice his lizard skin? Is he an alien?

      • willbest

        Irish is being too hard on Comey. The last person that was going to testify against the Clintons accidentally had this throat crushed.

        • SC Dave

          Funny how that happens.

      • Bender McLugh

        V!

    • SC Dave

      No one is actually surprised the the Obama administration would find Hillary not guilty, did they?

  • willbest

    I think the NBA should do away with the max contract. It would prevent the formation of dream teams as the super stars would have to trade too much money for championships.

  • willbest

    For you Hillary Clinton’s No Big Deal type that don’t think she got special treatment, here is a random guy that did something less severe than what she did.

    https://www.fbi.gov/sacramento/press-releases/2015/folsom-naval-reservist-is-sentenced-after-pleading-guilty-to-unauthorized-removal-and-retention-of-classified-materials
    He got 6 months probation, revoked security clearance, and ordered never to seek security clearance again. That was on a plea deal guilty charge after he had been indicted. So yes the FBI has gone after the same people before, and yes prosecutors do go after such people.

    • Sactowns#1

      you forgot… Benghazi!!!!

      • willbest

        Whatever helps you sleep at night.

        • Irish Sweetness

          Yup, I turned that shit off half way through.

      • MB30SD

        saw that movie. we kicked some ass… fuckers.

    • Swing Tackle of Destiny

      Will it chap your ass when she becomes POTUS?

      • willbest

        I suppose that depends on how far down her enemies list she gets. I doubt she wins though. Scott Adams is right in that Racist Trump is sticking, but he can shed that. Hillary has no chance at getting rid of Crooked Hillary.

        • Swing Tackle of Destiny

          is there some off track betting we can do on this?

          • willbest

            I actually already have a suitably humiliating bet on Trump winning that I made back in Jan or Feb that you will get to enjoy. There is no need for you to wager anything.

          • MB30SD

            no way trump wins… sanity HAS to reign. HAS TO.

            Hillary is a lying lifer, but trump has no clue. he’s a nasty joke.

          • willbest

            See my version of sanity is that the person who buys political influence is less corrupt than the person who sells political influence. Oh and she apparently is too incompetent to understand email and thinks she is above following basic security measures.

            Trump isn’t as controversial as he is made out to be. He is basically a 90’s democrat.

          • MB30SD

            don’t care. Trump is a hateful buffoon. Hilary is the norm in washington, exactly the same thing we’ve seen in the last 30 years.

            Oh, and before you say, “exactly!”… what do you think the probability is that he fucks things up rather than “chaaaangesss it alllllll”?

            come on maings, the guy’s the worst. He won’t change fiscal policy no matter how much of an ‘amazing business man’, but he sure as hell has the big probability to fuck up any and all foreign policy… which he knows absolutely NOTHING about.

          • willbest

            No she has a special level of hatred for us proles that neither her husband nor W ever showed. And really? Foreign policy is what bothers you? Obama blamed Libya on Hillary. And that is after voting for Iraq as a Senator, so her judgment hasn’t exactly improved on that front.

            If Trump is going to make a mistake on foreign policy its going to be overly cautious. In fact, what I like best about the guy is he is unlikely to do anything at all. I like that in my government.

          • MB30SD

            I get that… but see, I don’t see that going down man. He’s not that kind of guy. He can’t do nothing, he won’t. He’s the guy who HAS to be the asshole in the spotlight… he doesn’t give a fuck about politics. That’s what worries me about trump. I think hilary cares about and wants to cement her family’s ‘legacy’.

          • SC Dave

            Oh gawd, the hate card. I thought you’d do better than that.

          • MB30SD

            Nope, it’s the one thing that just slaps me in ma faaace every single time I listen to that piece of shit dave.

            The dude is refuse maings. Not saying hilary ain’t just saying trump makes me cringe every time I listen to him. Gives me the heebbies

          • Irish Sweetness

            Let’s face it – both are unimaginable as POTUS. Both choices are bad.

          • SC Dave

            Hilary as POTUS is entirely divorced from sanity, Canada.

          • MB30SD

            Go for it maings…. whatever makes you happy. It’s one piece of shit or another. .. the one just knows the system and can probably get something done rather than have the whole thing fringed to a halt.

            If you’re for ‘real change’ then let’s vote for tearing the entire thing down and starting over with something that makes just a semblance of logical sense. Trump ain’t changin nuthing

          • Irish Sweetness

            They can say what they want about her treatment of classified information, but Trump has never been anywhere near that stuff until now.

          • MB30SD

            Right, and cam you just imagine what that would look like after 4 years?! Giving that dude ultimate power will make hillary look like my fucking pony. The dude’s already one of the world’s biggest megalomaniacs

        • CanadaBear

          How does racist Trump shed that? He’s on record saying it. For people that hate Hillary/dems, they will gloss it over but Independents won’t.

          • willbest

            Trump has been in the public eye for 30+ years and has never uttered a racist comment. In the last year he has said negative comments about muslims, illegals, and Mexicans but none of those are races.

          • CanadaBear

            I doubt Independent voters are going to split hairs about racist Trump.

          • willbest

            Did you believe Trump would be the nominee in Jan?

          • CanadaBear

            I had no idea. That gang they trotted out was not exactly a murderer’s row of heavyweights. I was more than a little surprised Rubio and Bush would get so flustered over nothing. I thought they were the favorites but not by a lot. I was actually afraid of Cruz because to me he’s the most dangerous and he’s smart. Apparently too creepy for the evangelicals. That has been the biggest surprise of the entire process, they would kick him to the curb and throw in with Trump.

          • Irish Sweetness

            As soon as the candidates were announced it was clear as crystal. Hilary v Trump, with the Bilderberger getting the nod. Even if she doesn’t get enough votes they’ll figure it out.

          • Irish Sweetness

            That doesn’t mean it’s okay. It’s not okay to tar all Muslims, Christians, Mexicans, whatever … with the same brush. Say something negative about a Jewish person and there’s a word for it. That’s not a race either.

            So what do we call a Trump? Prejudiced bigot?

    • AlbertInTucson

      FBI says “No go” HOURS before Obama is to start stumping for her.

      Coincidence, of course!

      • SC Dave

        Of course.

  • MB30SD
  • Doc Nitty

    On the Hillary v Trump debate below. The fact that our country is now having this debate says it all about how screwed up and hopelessly broken our system currently is.

    We are now on the verge of being led by Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump. Say that out loud and see if you don’t want to punch yourself in the face.

    • MB30SD

      Exactly

  • AlbertInTucson

    Once again, we thank California for foisting the odious, Diane Feinstein, upon this country…

    http://www.snopes.com/politics/business/blum.asp

    • MB30SD

      She and her buddy Pelosi (and frank and reid) are the epitome of flaccid disgustingl y useless career politicians. Don’t get me started on that joke of a man bone and his crew. Uggghhh, they all make my skin crawl

      • AlbertInTucson

        Let us not forget the third of the “Stygian Witches”, Barbara Boxer.

  • Huge Bear’s Penis

    Started my road trip of the west today. I decided to drive all day today and ended up in Sioux City Iowa. Gonna try to get to the Badlands tomorrow. About 30 miles outside of Sioux City, I come around a curve on the interstate to find pigs in the middle of the road. I swerved to miss the largest one and hit one of the smaller ones and absolutely destroyed it doing about 70mph. There was blood on my windshield and from what i can tell probably brains in my grill. No damage to the Jeep that I can tell because its dark but it drives ok, so onward tomorrow. What kind of backwards ass state has pigs roaming the interstate!!!! The guy behind me stopped to see if i everything was alright, but i think he stopped just to laugh, he said it looked like a video game seeing the pig just explode.

    • AlbertInTucson

      Careful if you come to Southern Arizona. Apart from coyotes and javelinas, we also still have cows crossing roads.

      • Irish Sweetness

        Needless to say. Herds of cows roaming around on roads is a common sight in Thailand. The original definition of free grazing.

    • Doc Nitty

      Check your radiator in the morning. Could be bacon.

    • CanadaBear

      I lived in Sewer City for a few years. What a horrible place to live. Mini bible belt.

    • Joecashflow

      Doing 70 and hitting anything is darn lucky you are here to talk about it! Thank goodness.

  • AlbertInTucson

    T minus 22 days and counting…

  • Irish Sweetness

    http://www.spotrac.com/nfl/chicago-bears/cap/

    According to the above, our cap space is 22 million and change.
    Doesn’t that mean we can afford Wilkerson? Why go in to a season with money to spare?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6BcKypc-P4

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